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Deputy William Durr laid to rest

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LINCOLN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Family, friends and members of law enforcement gathered Thursday to say goodbye to Deputy William Durr.

Durr was killed in the line of duty Sunday along with seven others in Lincoln County. 

Officers and supporters came from all over Lincoln County, the state of Mississippi  and the United States to say goodbye to a fallen hero.  

Family, friends and hundreds of law enforcement filled the parking lot at Easthaven Baptist Church for Durr's funeral services, that included song prayers and speeches from state and local leaders.   

Governor Phil Bryant and Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing delivering words of encouragement in the program.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace whose department provided patrol coverage, so Durr's co-workers could attend his services said, "I think we all in law enforcement live with the reality that this could happen to any of us at any time. That just really brings it to the surface when it happens this close to home it just something that we understand the risk when we take the job, but it's certainly something that we hope and pray never happens."

A flurry of blue lights led Durr to his final resting place. Law enforcement from as far away as New York leading the way.  

Dwayne Cannon who joined his family off Highway 51 said, "I'm here because we're a small community and everybody knows everybody, so we're here to show our support to the family because we do care what happened to officer Durr, and also the other ones that lost their lives this weekend."

Deputy William Durr just 36-years-old leaves behind a wife and son, and a community still reeling from a tragedy. 

Durr worked for two years with the Brookhaven Police Department, and four years with the Lincoln county Sheriff's Department.

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